I tried quality time with my children, but it did not work. I changed my career and my whole life to be more present with them, without being particularly focused on them all the time. It helped our relationship tremendously.
I trust my children and try to say yes when I can but honestly, sometimes the right answer is simply no.
Raising children is a luck and an honor, even though it is so challenging at times. Even if we give birth to them, kids do not belong to us. I like to remind myself that my role is very special. I am meant to be the example, not to treat them as clay to mold according to my preferences. I feel keeping in mind that they are their own person makes me a better human being.
I have never been forced to eat when I was a child thanks to my dear mother, who luckily believed in the body’s intelligence. Therefore, not forcing a child to put food into his body seems the most natural thing to do, especially when a child is sick.
I believe the body needs to focus his energy on repairing itself when it is sick, not on digesting heavy foods.
One day at school, where they force kids to eat their lunch, my son vomited just after lunch. The following day, I went to see the person in charge. I could not make my point to the school staff. They were afraid my son would faint if he did not eat.
What is your opinion my friend my sister? Peace and love and blessings to you!
I stopped giving 10 euros per month to my children because I want to first earn more than I spend before continuing giving them pocket money. Also, I feel they are not happy because it is never enough for them.
Can you relate my friend my sister?
I was an addict: I am a recovered bulimic. Hence the worry when my daughter weighs herself all day. She is thin but cannot see it. I tell her how amazingly beautiful she is. Any advice my friend my sister?
I teach children on Preply. They learn French with me but it is usually their second or third language. Many of them are homeschooled. They are so smart!
I feel drawn to giving homeschooling a try with my own children. However, I feel it is important for homeschooled kids to meet other kids on a regular basis. I also worry about not having anymore time to work on clairesamuel.com.
Have you experienced homeschooling as a single mother my friend my sister?